Selena Class

Selena Class - Editor

Preston, United Kingdom

Highly experienced proofreader and copy-editor of healthcare/biomedical, academic, business and miscellaneous subjects at competitive rates.

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Overview

Hello! I'm a proofreader and copy-editor with 30 years of experience, specialising in academic, healthcare and business publications, including those written by those who have English as a second language. I'm happy to work using Word, Acrobat or hard copy proofs. I possess a very strong eye for detail and consistency in text, and am familiar with both British and US English.

Although my background is in biomedicine, I am comfortable working on books that cover a variety of subjects, including business, sociology, psychology, current affairs, philosophy, etc. I also possess some knowledge through personal interest in topics including gardening, food and drink, history, genealogy and entertainment, and have no problem working with difficult or sensitive issues.

I became a freelancer in 2015 and have since worked on a range of business-to-business reports, academic theses and papers, annual reports, event programmes and medical communications material, as well as books for some major publishing houses and now a number of interesting books by self-published authors. It's lovely to see a book I've proofread or copy-edited hit the presses and then someone's shelf!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Life Sciences
Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry
Nature

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (over 6 years)

Sole trader freelancer proofreader and editor, working on a variety of publications, including academic/text books, event programmes, B2B reports, NGO/charitable publications, annual reports, theses etc.

Senior Editor

I.M.S. Health (now IQVIA)
April, 1997 – August, 2014 (over 17 years)

Involved in the writing and editing of in-depth profiles of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, white papers, journal articles, newsletters and online articles about the pharma industry, including strategy, research and development, finances, diseases, therapy areas, marketing and mergers/acquisitions.

Editor

Elsevier Science (Pergamon Press)
September, 1989 – June, 1996 (over 6 years)

Editor of Current Advances in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, and also worked on immunology/infectious disease and oncology publications.

The Inner Workings of Life: Vignettes in Systems Biology

Eberhard O. Voit

Living systems are dynamic and extremely complex and their behaviour is often hard to predict by studying their individual parts. Systems biology promises to reveal and analyse these highly connected, regulated and adaptable systems, using mathematical modelling and computational analysis. This new systems approach is already having a broad impact on biological research and has potentially far... read more

Living systems are dynamic and extremely complex and their behaviour is often hard to predict by studying their individual parts. Systems biology promises to reveal and analyse these highly connected, regulated and adaptable systems, using mathematical modelling and computational analysis. This new systems approach is already having a broad impact on biological research and has potentially far... read more

The Neuroscience of Intelligence (Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology)

Richard J. Haier

This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, ... read more

This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, ... read more

In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism (Critical Climate Change)

Isabelle Stengers

This book is addressed to everyone who is struggling and experimenting today, to everyone who is a true contemporary of what Stengers dares to call "the intrusion of Gaia," this "nature" that has left behind its traditional role and now has the power to question us all. In Catastrophic Times is neither a book of prophecy nor a survival guide. Here, Stengers reminds us that it falls to us to ex... read more

This book is addressed to everyone who is struggling and experimenting today, to everyone who is a true contemporary of what Stengers dares to call "the intrusion of Gaia," this "nature" that has left behind its traditional role and now has the power to question us all. In Catastrophic Times is neither a book of prophecy nor a survival guide. Here, Stengers reminds us that it falls to us to ex... read more

Selena has 5 reviews

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Allyson Carty
Fantastic work and in a timely manner.

Allyson Carty, January 2019


Heidi Mahon
It was a pleasure to deal with Selena, very supportive for first-time writer !!

Heidi Mahon, April 2018

Selena Class
My pleasure - it was a lovely little project and you have a very professional approach.

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Peter Stevens
Selena Class met my expectations. She provided professional high-quality work.

Peter Stevens, March 2018


Lisa Kaminski
Selena was wonderful to work with! She responded quickly to my request to edit my manuscript. She was able to start sooner than expected. Her recommendations for changes were easy to understand and really enhanced my manuscript. Any communications I had were addressed quickly. I will definitely request Selena again for my next manuscript!

Lisa Kaminski, February 2018


David Tollafield
Selena has been a great copy editor and went the extra mile on everything. This was the first time I had engaged someone and I was surprised how confident I was that she embraced my project with such gusto. Her advice was spot on and she stuck with me even when I managed to complicate my first responses adding to her workload. The regular update was so helpful and no query too small or inconseq...
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David Tollafield, October 2017

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